Before joining the Healthy Mind Lab, Michelle Voegtle spent time at SIUE conducting her own research studies as an undergraduate, with an emphasis on physical activity, mindfulness, and stress, working in several research labs with a focus on older adults, and mentoring students at the SIUE Career Development Center. She also studied at Alton Mental Health Center, participating in therapy sessions with inpatients and assisting with administrative roles. After an internship with Dr. Lenze assisting on the precursor to the MEDEX study, Michelle joined the Healthy Mind Lab in May 2012 as a research assistant; she currently serves as the study coordinator on a large, multi-site study (MEDEX) with Eric Lenze and Julie Wetherell (Prinicpal Investigator, University of California-San Diego).
- Bachelor of Science, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Psychology with a minor in Biology
- Phi Kappa Phi, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Chapter 203
- Psi Chi, Dr. Robert O. Engbretson Chapter
- American Psychological Association, Student Affiliate
- Golden Key International Honor Society
- Phi Theta Kappa, Theta Epsilon Chapter
Honors and Awards
- Robert J. McLaughlin Psychology Honors Award, February 2012
- Research in Aging Award, February 2012
- Nomination for Outstanding Research Assistant Award (4 students nominated out of 60), February 2012
- Robert J. McLaughlin Psychology Honors Academy, August 2011
- Psi Chi Outstanding Undergraduate Award, April 2011
- Dean’s List, All Semesters Enrolled SIUE (4.0/4.0 GPA)
Presentations at Professional Meetings
- Rosnick, C. B., Meeks, J. T., & Voegtle, M. The Relationship Between Life Stress and Cognitive Performance: The Mediating Role of Intrusive Thoughts and Cortisol. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 2012.
- Rosnick, C. B., Meeks, J. T., & Voegtle, M. The Differential Curvilinear Relationship between Alpha Amylase and Cortisol with Cognitive Ability. Poster to be presented at the 24th Annual Association for Psychological Sciences Convention, Chicago, IL, May 2012.
- Rosnick, C. B., Meeks, J. T., Stift, A., & Voegtle, M. Salivary alpha amylase mediates the relationship between intrusive thinking and cognition. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Association for Psychological Sciences Convention, Washington, D.C., May 2011.